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Amid the 40th anniversary celebrations at Riccobono's Peppermill (3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504-455-2266; www.riccobonospeppermill.com), there is a changing of the guard. Another generation of Riccobonos is ready to leave its mark on the neighborhood restaurant.   "We're sharing a new vision we have for the restaurant — totally respecting...

by Lisa Petrillo   Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, Spasso is a charming, rustic, authentic Italian restaurant. It was opened about seven months ago by chef and co-owner Gaetano Ascione who, throughout his career, has prepared special dishes for VIPs including Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. "Spasso means entertain...

There's a new reason to visit Pelham, with the opening of Jordan Hall, an Italian steakhouse with a Mediterranean flair. It's easy to spot on busy Fifth Avenue with its colorful flower filled pots surrounding the outdoor dining area. These decorous arrangements are clearly nourished with care. Upon dining at Jordan Hall, you will be treated with ca...

The Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University (http://grll.jhu.edu) seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, tenure track. The preferred primary field will be modern Italian literature and/or cinema, with secondary interest's related fields such as media studies or comparativ...

By Steve Barnes The locally owned Marrello Restaurants and Catering, which operates three area Bellini's locations and Jacob & Anthony's American Grille in Saratoga Springs, will launch its next concept, J&A Italian, in the former Creo building in Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland. An opening in mid- to late November is projected, company o...

di Enza Antenos La maggior parte degli studenti non riesce a capire come integrare le lingue straniere nella loro carriera, sebbene riconoscono la bellezza della cultura straniera: il cibo, la storia, l'arte, i monumenti, il popolo, eccetera, sono gli aspetti che attirano i ragazzi. Tuttavia sono motivati da idee e innovazioni per cui desiderano s...

One of the few times Chris Bianco, arguably the nation's most revered pizzaiolo, has been at a loss for words was about 15 years ago, when a friend asked him to visit a priest known as Father Joe in hospice care. "I just kind of froze," said Mr. Bianco, a normally garrulous chef who ultimately mustered the strength to speak to the dying priest...

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her law school alma mater, St. John's University, last week hosted a celebration of Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month in the college's Marillac Hall.   The distinguished Italian Americans who received Citations of Honor from Katz during the event include Deputy Inspector John Travaglia, com...

By Erica Marcus There's a battle being waged at a new restaurant in Deer Park, as Italian-American standards duke it out with New American inventions.   The dining room at 4-month-old Brunello Italian Kitchen — all soft earth tones, modern lighting and chic upholstery with nary a red-and-white tablecloth in sight — seems to tilt toward New...

By Amelia Rayno A long-loved St. Paul staple is making a transition into the future. Ristorante Luci (pictured above, credit Jeff Wheeler), an Italian eatery that exploded in popularity during the 1990s, will shutter its 470 Cleveland Av. S. location on Dec. 31 after nearly 30 years.   The family-run business, however, will live on at...

The oldest living American celebrates her birthday today, although she habitually shaves a decade off her age, The Associated Press reports. If you were to ask Adele Dunlap, she would say she is now a mere 105 — not 114, as is the truth.   Dunlap lives in a nursing home in New Jersey and celebrated her birthday with her fellow residents. Whe...

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 a Friday, January 27, 2017Where: UCLA Royce Hall 314, 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Organized by : UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies - In collaboration with : IIC - Entrance : Free A symposium dedicated to the Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, and semiotician, also featuri...